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    Please note that some of the training below will be delivered virtually:

    • 03.05.23 Using Understanding Christianity with Living Difference IV (webinar)

    • 25.09.23 Secondary RE: Teaching students at risk of disadvantage (FSM) (webinar)

    • 02.10.23 How to lead with Living Difference IV in a secondary school (webinar)

    • 09.10.23 Reviewing SMSC provision in light of the requirement to promote fundamental British values (webinar)

    • 10.10.23 How to manage RE at KS1 and KS2

    • 26.10.23 Assessment in RE in the primary phase

    • 20.11.23 How to approach teaching controversial issues in secondary RE (webinar) 

    If you have an urgent enquiry about your place on a course, please phone 01962 718600 or email htlc.courses@hants.gov.uk 

    New animation from Humanists UK: One life, live it well

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    Understanding Humanism is excited to launch a new education resource – One Life, live it well

    Voiced by anthropologist, author, presenter, and Humanists UK’s Vice-President Professor Alice Roberts, this short animation is a simple but beautiful illustration of how humanists try to approach life.

    We hope that the animation will provide a helpful perspective for teachers discussing humanism and non-religious worldviews with their students and that it will open up conversations in the classroom. 

    For a wealth of free educational resources for ages 5-18 to support teaching about humanism as a non-religious worldview, take a look at the Understanding Humanism website.

    Justine Ball writes: This is a really clear, short film with a positive message about one life, living it well and teachers covering non-religious worldviews at upper KS2 and in the secondary phase may find it a useful resource.

    Sign up to our Summer 22-23 Secondary RE Network (Webinar)– 15 June 2023

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    The primary aims of the subject network meetings are to:

    • Support effective subject leadership aligned to each school’s individual context. 
    • Develop skills and expertise within school subject teams and thereby increase capacity. 
    • Deepen understanding of subject specific pedagogy and knowledge that underpins good progress and attainment for ALL pupils. 
    • Ensure a clear understanding of the national picture and its application in local and school contexts, to include consideration of COVID 19 as appropriate. 
    • Facilitate school to school networking and develop strength across the system.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Summer RE Network

    Price: Virtual Sub £50 / SLA £35 / Full £60  


    What is Ramadan?

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    With thanks to Islam Jalaita, Inclusion and Diversity Officer at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, who writes:

    Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for people of Muslim faith and this year will start on 22 or 23 March 2023 and will end on 20 or 21 April 2023, with Eid-al-Fitr celebrations the next day. Ramadan involves fasting, prayer, reading the Qur’an, refraining from bad behaviour and doing acts of charity. During this time most people fast from dawn until dusk, with many doing it alongside their job. The morning meal is normally eaten before dawn around 4am and most people won’t break their fast until about 6.30pm. That’s more than 14 hours without food or drink (no water too). 

    This can be challenging at work so it’s really important for us to be mindful of our Muslim colleagues and service users’ needs if they are observing Ramadan. You can find out more information on Ramadan on the Muslim Council of Britain website. The articles below have practical suggestions for providing a pleasant and supportive working environment for Muslim colleagues. Many of the suggestions are also relevant to arrangements for service users. 

    What is Ramadan? https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=6lZ8Bv08CnY&app=desktop

    Don’t forget to book for Using Understanding Christianity with Living Difference IV 2022-23 (Webinar) – 3 May 2023

    by Hannah Richardson -

    This course will help Headteachers, Senior Leaders and RE leaders in Church of England schools understand the Legal requirements for RE and how to embed the Understanding Christianity resource within Living Difference IV so that the legal requirements are met.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Understanding Christianity  

    Price: Sub £165 / SLA £125 / Full £198 

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